Who We Are

OUR STORY

Our story really starts with a small handful of individuals, local foundations, and committed organizations; all of whom were willing to invest time, resource, and focus, towards a more holistic approach to advancing equity and inclusion. This investment in something different, something more comprehensive, something that changes the status quo, is the foundation for Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI).

To honor this investment, CEI has brought together a group of highly qualified individuals who share a deep-seated commitment to building equitable and inclusive communities. We use the word “communities” purposely as we see the workplace as a community, a classroom as a community, our businesses as communities, our boardrooms as communities. We see community existing wherever we come together under a common purpose or mission. Every staff member at CEI is united by a belief that we have the capacity to build communities in which every member is included, connected and contributing to their potential.

Our team brings diverse personal and professional experiences, unique skill sets, and an ability to both personalize and strategically operationalize the work with our partners. Learn more about us below.

Hanif Fazal

Hanif Fazal

Chief Executive Officer
Frewine Kiros

Frewine Kiros

Vice President of Program and Partnership
Xochilth Franklin

Xochilth Franklin

Operations Manager
Karen Belsey

Karen Belsey

Director of Operations
Shafina Fazal-Gardner

Shafina Fazal-Gardner

Director of Business Development
Kate Woicke

Kate Woicke

Director of Educational Equity
Velynn Brown

Velynn Brown

Director of Faith & Equity
Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

Director of Equity Advancement
Amanda Singh Bans

Amanda Singh Bans

Equity Consultant
Tash Shatz

Tash Shatz

Equity Consultant
Jenny De La Hoz

Jenny De La Hoz

Equity Consultant
Rachel Lawrence

Rachel Lawrence

Equity Consultant
Kayla Greer

Kayla Greer

Program Specialist
Robin Eisenbach

Robin Eisenbach

Equity Consultant/Facilitator
Emily Squires

Emily Squires

Equity Consultant/Facilitator
Tobias Sherwood

Tobias Sherwood

Equity Consultant/Facilitator
Stephanie Ghoston

Stephanie Ghoston

Equity Consultant/Facilitator

Let’s Work Together

The Center for Equity and Inclusion does comprehensive equity work with various types of organizations. Become an equity leader in your field – inquire how we can be a support to you!